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on capitol hill. will lawmakers strike a deal on avoid the fiscal cliff by the new year? plus, union members flock to michigan's capital. the changes ahead for the workforce in the great lakes state. first business starts now. you're watching first business: financial news, analysis, and today's investment ideas. good morning and happy 12-12-12! i'm angela miles. in today's first look: the market rallied into today's anouncement from the federal reserve which includes a news conference from fed chair ben bernanke. the dow is now up for the 5th session in a row. the other big news - oil was a gainer for the first time in 6 sessions. explosive details are emerging that fedex was "systematically overcharging" businesses and the goverment. the emailed comments were released in court documents in a class action lawsuit. a fedex official says the documents don't tell the whole story. and shares of rare earth molycorp fell 5% on word the cmpany is seraching for a permanent ceo. larry shover of sfg alternatives joins us now for an early look at the market. good morning to you. and are we waiting for
buy: starbucks or green mountain? and, should unions become the high hope for low wage workers? first business starts now. you're watching first business: financial news, analysis, and today's investment ideas. good morning on this jobs friday. it's december 7th. i'm angela miles. in today's first look: the unemployment numbers. the market expects 90,000 jobs were added to payrolls in november and the unemployment rate will inch up to 8%. stocks and gold rallied ahead of today's numbers on jobs. however, oil slid more than $1 due to a growing supply of gasoline. netflix ceo reed hastings has received a wells notice from the sec. it reportedly has to do with information disclosed on his facebook page. also, according to reports, the washington post may be closer to charging customers to read artcles online. tim mulholland of china-america capital joins us on this jobs friday. tim, we are being told there could be a murky jobs number because of hurricane sandy. what do you think about that? > > i think the market will dismiss a weaker-than-expected number because of hurricane sandy and
to allow workers to opt out of paying union dues. >>> and in san jose, they are trying to keep social programs in place despite the looming cliff and -- and jeanine della vega joins us with more. >> reporter: these people are protesting cuts politicians want to make they are holding up signs and getting honks from drivers on the road. this group of about 30 people have set up tents in front of the office and they are pleased she supports not cutting back on medicare medicaid and social security. for example they are upset that some of the proposals are about raising eligibility rate for people on medicare. other politicians are using the fiscal cliff into intimidating congress into dismantling the programs that others rely on. >> it ought to be used to strengthen the medicare program and we need to make reforms in the medicare program and it ought to be used to strengthen the social security system. >> millions of people depend on these to survive and without them they will end up homeless and these billionaires want to take them away. it is an outrage. >> reporter: the congresswoman
divided over union rights legislation. how one signature could affect millions. plus, from retail giant to bankrupt & broken - a look at the rise and fall of circut city. how top techniques used by wealthy americans turn into big deductions on taxes. and, ways companies are tracking smartphones to learn how to advertise to your children. first business starts now. you're watching first business: financial news, analysis, and today's investment ideas. good morning. it's tuesday, december 11th.i'm angela miles. in today's headlines... the market is still looking for progress on avoiding the fiscal cliff. president obama and congressmen boehner met at the white house yesterday. stocks inched higher on the news, with the dow and s&p 500 near 5-week highs. selling in apple once again held back the nasdaq. gold was up and oil was down. a two-day fed meeting starts today with the fed most likely talking about stimulating the economy by purchasing more treasury bonds to keep interest rates low. the government is selling its remaining stake in aig... and reports say regulators have a $1.9 billio
comments regarding the fine. jp morgan is beind sued over mortgage losses. the national credit union administration is filing lawsuits against both jpmorgan and its bear stearns unit. the suit claims that bad mortgages totaling $3.6 billion were sold to a handful of federal credit unions. losses from the mortgage securities eventually led the unions to collapse. rim is giving 120 top-tier customers a sneak peak of the new blackberry 10. select government and enterprise customers are beta-testing the new phone. the blackberry 10, which launches next month, is considered by many watchers to be a make-or-break device for blackberry. research in motion, better known as rim, has been struggling mightily to maintain market share against the iphone. the race to the top spot in car sales is becoming more competitive. currently, general motors is in the lead, but toyota is coming on strong and so is volkswagon. based on gm's track record of overproducing cars then offering incentives to clear out showrooms, coming in second is not that bad accoridng to joe wiesenfelder of cars.com. "it might
. >>> the yupon union won accepted the noble peace prize -- the european union accepted the noble peace prize. the eu was honored for promoting peace and human rights in europe. >> the european project has shown it is possible for people and nations to come together across boarders. >> hundreds of people outraged by the eu being awarded protested. they say they are unfit for the honor. >>> coming up, what gmail is blaming for it is e-mail outage this morning and facebook is going forward with policy changes. and the latest on the condition of nelson mandela who was hospitalized over the weekend. oh, you have a keurig vue brewer? oh, it's great! now i can brew my coffee just the way i love it. how do you do that? well, inside the brewer, there's this train that's powerful enough to carry more coffee and fresh water to make coffee that's stronger and bigger... and even hotter! actually, i just press this button. brew the coffee you love -- stronger, bigger, or hotter -- with the keurig vue. because we know how much you do to make the holidays just right. from ornaments to ottomans, memories are
and the critics say it would weaken the power of unions. >>> an oakland business goes up in flames for the second time in months. >>> plus a pipe bomb investigation in pleasant hill, the message parents are hearing from the school superintendent. $ . >>> good morning, it is december 11th, i am dave clark. >> and i am pam cook, time now is 5:30, we definitely feel it getting colder, let's go to steve. >>> it's cold out there for some, upper 20s and 30s all over the bay and an increase in fog and also on the coast means 50s and 60s or low 60s, here is sal. >>> good morning, traffic is moving well as you come to the willow pass grade with no major problems and the morning commute looks good, we have some troubled spots. a complete update ahead, let's go back to dave and pam. >>> flames gutted an apartment building and now some families are homeless. tara moriarty was there moments after the fire started and you just spoke to a woman who was evacuated, what did she say? >> reporter: she said she was sleeping and heard popping sounds and ran downstairs and saw huge flames coming from her office area a
in michigan's capitol city, where legislation is about to be passed that could weaken the power of unions. protestors are furious. republican lawmakers moved quickly last week to enact "right to work legislation," allowing workers at unionized companies not to pay dues to the union, which reduces bargaining power right in the uaw's own back yard. the measure has already been approved by both chambers of michigan's legislature, and final enactment could take place tomorrow. republican governor rick snyder supports the legislation. if enacted, it would make michigan the 24th state with right-to-work laws. recent strikes at a california shipping port are over, but concerns of outsourcing persist. last week, striking workers protested that their jobs were being outsourced. employers denied sending jobs abroad. however, there is evidence that some industries are ramping up outsourcing. consulting firm the hackett group estimates since 2002, 663,000 jobs from large u.s. companies have gone abroad, mainly from industries like information technology, human resources, finance and purchasing. by 20
in union square. >> the flags are whipping. it's crazy loud. >> carrie keyes was one of many people who battled the wind to keep their umbrellas upright and right side out. apparently no matter the weather the time for holiday shopping is short. >> well, obviously it's not keeping us away. [ laughter ] we don't mind it. >> well, with the last bit of daylight we have here, you can see the line between the clouds and blu skies over the coming up next we arrived at treasure island about 5:00 and that is the time that the primary part of the storm morphed south of here. on treasure island, ken pritchett, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> from ken we'll go to the north bay where debora villalon has been monitoring conditions there and a sinkhole that opened up earlier today. >> reporter: that is right, sewn ♪ [ music ] ♪ marin, napa all counties battered hard by the wind and the rain. and we're looking at one of the after-effects a sinkhole that closed a road here. road crews spent several hours getting stoney point road patched, where it intersected madron road. they just don't trust stoney poi
. >>> a 24 hour strike by union nurses at nine bay area hospitals ended at 7:00 this morning. nurses walked off their jobs because of contract issues with sutter health and hca health care over health benefits, sick pay and staffing levels. a spokeswoman in berkeley said the union is miss representing management proposals. it's the eighth such walk out since negotiations started more than 18 months ago. >>> the navy is in town not sailors from warships but mid- ship men for a game. >> reporter: they were spreading that cheer here at glide and at st. anthony's both teams participating in that bowl. the meal here the chris mall meal was served at around 2:00. here you see the usual, people sheltering from the rain, stopping by glide to get a meal. the need at st. anthony's was substantial. also was the needed help from volunteers. >> reporter: steps off this bus is young men a long way from home. the navy shipman team. >> it's a blessing to be able to serve people. >> reporter: they will help serve some 4,000 meals to the hungry, 20% of whom are veterans themselves. the navy team is in san fr
infringement in china. >>> union workers are allowed to picket on walk ways. picketing can be a legal component of collecting bargaining. the court says laws single out related content. >>> a new statewide emergency alert system is going into effect in the new year. beginning january first, the highway patrol can issue a so called silver alert. it will alert the immediate what, neighboring law enforcement if a person 65 or older who suffers from dementia or alzheimer's goes missing. sacramento assemblyman dickerson coauthored the law. >> you hear stories of people who wander and are gone hours or days totally disoriented we want to try to save those people. >> the alert system is similar to the amber alert for missing children. expect it won't be broadcast over the electronic highway signs on the freeway. about 30 other states already have similar silver alert programs. >>> honoring the 100th anniversary of san francisco's munni. free rides today. john fowler is live where he talked to riders and had some surprises about the railway. >> reporter: we've been watching munni ridership and the cars
creatively. >> that's really the slap in the face. >> reporter: but the san jose police officers union questions the timing as the department faces low moral, a high homicide rate and a dwindling force. >> we have six officers leaving this week. bringing our force dwindling down to less and less every day. it's kind of odd timing that this would be the item that we reach out to residents on. >> reporter: tonight we asked some san jose residents what they thought about the mailer. >> i think they do an excellent job. i don't think they have anything to fear, really. >> do you think you will notice it? >> no i will probably just throw it away. >> if there is a concern. i think citizens just typically just complain without having to be prompted. >> reporter: on the flip side the auditor says if you want to compliment an officer you can do that by going to the san jose police department's home page. reporting live in san jose, maureen naylor, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> one oakland leader now speaking out about that deal announced yesterday to keep the police department out of federal receive
christmas eve. >> santa's here. >> reporter: santa had plenty of fans at union square tonight. and shoppers had plenty of entertainment to get in the spirit. as for numbers? maybe a mixed bag. deep discounts are showing up. 50, 60, even 70%. but many in the westfield mall were empty handed just starting to shop perhaps, or like this family, already finished. >> we're done. done. completely done. just getting to enjoy the next couple of days with all the family. >> reporter: what do you think of the crowds? >> not as bad as i thought they would be. >> we started at 8:30. >> reporter: this morning. start time for three friends still shopping at 8:30 p.m. >> we still have a couple more stores. >> reporter: not procrastinators, a strategic plan. >> stores are open longer. there's more sales. >> also you get more for your money. so i love it. >> reporter: holiday sales are forecast to rise about 4% this year. just shy of the 5% uptick seen each of the past two years. >> this year's entry is my ugly christmas sweater. >> reporter: of course some things are one of a kind. not found in stores. >> j
a hole for the giant machine that will bore a tunnel for the central subway, through union square to chinatown. the problem is that the 40-foot diameter machine only goes one way. they planned to make a hole in morse beach to get the machine out of the ground. merchants have filed a lawsuit, saying the street closure and disruption would be problematic. so one option is to buy the former pagoda theater, moving the exit site. >> it probably would be easier. >> reporter: buying the property would add up to $8 million to the 1 del $6 million project. the other option is to leave the boring machine underground at one of the points marked in yellow. the sfmta would have to buy the machine, and permanently seal it in cement, adding 3 to $5 million to the total cost. >> the tunnel boring machines aren't meant to be buried or stored for any period of time. we would have to bury it there. >> reporter: the board meets to discuss the alternative. but time is running out. they must make a decision by february 1 so the contractor can finish the job. >>> the san rafael city council heard plan
at the american geophysical union meeting in san francisco that the rover has uncovered hints of clay mirals. they're important because they hold clues about the martian climate and should help scientists figure out if surface conditions could've been favorable for life. >>> the use of drones in war zones has stirred global debate. now an east bay law enforcement agency is drawing fire for its plan to launch a drone in their community. >> we should not be rushing headlong into buying a drone before the safeguards are in place, before the county has decided it should get a drone. >> american civil liberties union spoke out against the drone plan today just before the alameda county board of supervisors took up the issue. the sheriff hopes to buy an unmanned aerial system or drone using a state grant. it has hd video and infrared capabilities. the sheriff says it would be used ford sent and rescue, natural disaster response and to pursue suspects. the aclish says it's worried about the big brother effect. >> we have nothing yet on paper that will bind the sheriff, impose written enforceable safeguar
to work laws. hundreds of union members rallied at the state capital in lansing. michigan is a union stronghold where the united auto workers were founded. the bill was voted by rick schneider. they ban unions from requiring private or public sector workers to join the union as part of their employment. this new law will result in lower pay for all workers. backers say the more than will help bring more jobs to michigan. >>> a florida judge this morning ordered george zimmerman to continue to wear a leg bracelet and to remain in sanford county. the judge also refused to lower zimmerman's $1 million bail. >>> the suspensions have been overturned for four nfl players involved in the so called bounty gate scandals. the ruling was made by taglia. despite vacating the suspensions, taglia found that three of the new orleans saints players participated in dangerous activity. >>> at this hour an investigation is going on into a fatal accident on mount hamilton in santa clara county. we'll show you why it's been hard to come up with answers to a crash. >>> the weather is changing rapidly. the
the union and hospitals broke down. and at one of the picket lines in berkeley that is where ktvu's cara liu joins us tonight. cara. >>> the picket line wrapped up out here earlier this afternoon but tonight a strike is very much still going on out here in berkeley. and at eight other hospitals across the bay area. >> 65, take aways for your project. more take aways than any contract. >> reporter: striking nurses outside of alta base summit in oakland. >> it is christmas eve but we wanted to show them that they need to take us back and negotiate our contract. >> reporter: replacement is expected for a second strike in san jose. regional medical center and good samaritan. >> union busting is disgusting. >> reporter: the california nurses association represents about 54,000 nurses at the nine hospitals, this is their eighth strike since negotiations began more than a year and a half ago. >> we have not talked about any raises. we just want to keep our contract as it is. >> reporter: key issues include health benefit, sick pay and staffing levels. >> take aways represent a major portion of what
crippled cargo deliveries. the clerical union is expected to vote on whether to ratify the agreement in about 2 weeks. while shippers and workers have worked out a deal, the national retail federation warns it's possible retailers could get left with some bare shelves during the holidays if the strike continued. plans are moving forward to allow big box retailers to do business in india. for years, walmart and other u.s. companies have been battling to set up shops there. the indian government has enough votes to pave the way for the retailers despite crisitism that bringing in big box stores will crush small shops and farmers. later this week, the indian parliament's upper house will debate the issue. details are emerging into how a fire at a bangledesh factory could have been avoided. the factory makes clothes for walmart and sears. last month, 100 people were killed in the fire. since 2005, more than 700 garment workers have died, according to a labor rights group. bloomberg news has uncovered in a recent meeting an official for walmart saying that paying for the upgrade of the fa
chances to the union. >> good morning westbound, we will tell you more about the morning commute. >- .y÷$@y+o3vhpe . >>> good morning, there is a little bit of rain out there, cold and breezy, high in the 50s. >>> and time now 4:43, the man accused of kidnapping sierra lemar is scheduled to be arraigned on new charges. he faces three counts of kidnapping in connection with kidnapping three women in front of safe way stores. he is going to give a plea. >>> and in connection to homicide, victims were bound and gag. a not her late teens -- a woman in her late teens was found and the woman remains in critical condition. they arrested two men on murder charges and meanwhile tyler miller and another woman is charged with accessory to murder. >> there was extensive relationship between the victims and the suspect. >> reporter: police are not saying where they were beaten and shot or why they were left in the street. >>> they are confirming a long range rocket appears to have sent an object into orbit. this is new video of a massive victory parade in north korea to celebrate the successful roc
with the better business bureau and western union, and in doing so, we have a scam stopper website. it is bbb.org/scamstopper. you can find out a ton of information - i blog for them - about the latest scams and different ways so that you can prevent them from happening, and if they do happen about what you can do. you have to keep on your toes, so the more you know, the less likely you are to get taken by one of these horrible fraudsters. > what if the unfortunate happens, that you are scammed? what can you do about it after the fact? > > time is of the essence. if you have wired money to somebody who you don't think really is the right person, get on the phone, especially if you used western union. call them right away. before the person has picked up the funds, you can stop the transaction so you won't be out any money. so important. get on the phone right away and listen to them. they are the experts. they have heard everything. so if they say it is a scam, it probably is. that is the very first step. but if the person has already picked up the money, it is gone, do file a police report,
threatened by nearly 15,000 longshoremen union members who are upset over wages and royalty payments. the strike would cripple 15 different ports. the union did not answer our calls, but the national retail federation says the walkout would cause a national economic emergency, and urges president obama to use "all means necessary" to prevent a strike. "we thnk the ripple effect would be fairly significant. all the industries that rely on parts, both importers and exporters, manufacturers, farmers, truckers, rail, you name it, all rely on the ports to move the nation's and global commerce." that was jonathan gold, vp of the national retail federation. the current contract expires at midnight on december 29th. lawmakers remain divided today over a deal to avert going over the fiscal cliff. last night, the house passed legislation known as plan b, which raises taxes on americans earning $1 million. senate democrats threatened to squash the bill, and the president has promised a veto. "senate democrats and the white house will have to act on this measure. two years ago, 53 democrats vot
falling near union city. it looks like it has since broken away with some rain moderate at times falling over pleasant tonight and 680 -- pleasant and 680. we have -- pleasanton and 680. we have a snow advisory. blue canyon right a about 5,000. they will fluctuate throughout the weekend. we'll bring you more on what you can expect including a time frame to plan those holiday parties -- parties. >>> janine de la vega is live at san francisco international. a lot of flights getting canceled out there. >> reporter: that's right. there's been steady traffic here all morning. i just chicked the boards -- checked the boards there are numerous delays hans cancellations. the storm has brought in the wind and rain which has caused low visibility for pilots. that's caused delays of about 65 minutes. there's been 60 canceled flights. most of these are on commuter flights up and down the west coast. the lines at the security checkpoints are pretty backed -- packed. considerings we spoke to being affected -- passengers we spoke to being affected are trying to take it in stride. >> my plate is delayed
. a spokesman for alta base said the union is misrepresenting management proposals. it's the eighth such walk out since negotiations started more than 18 months ago. >>> from hospitals to coffee shops and cable cars lots of people spent all or part of this day at work. ktvu's lorraine blanco spoke about how people made the best of working on the holidays. >> reporter: just as familied shared holiday kwaáult time many people worked to keep the streets tidy in union square. to show tourists the prettiest parts of the city. >> i rather be home but it's okay. >> and of course to save the day when needed. >> it kind of comes with the territory. it's part of the job. we have some off we have some that we work. >> reporter: at starbucks in oakland it's a revolving door for those who need a jolt. the barristas are busy. >> somebody has to do it i guess. i worked on christmas. sometimes you get time and a half. >> reporter: if you own a business no holiday pay but for jesse patel and her husband max next door at their liquor store it's not so bad. >> i guess i don't mind. we'll close early so we'll b
hostess closed its doors, claiming a strike by a bakers' union put the company out of business. the brand laid off 18,000 employees. chuck coppola picks up the story from there. nothing draws a crowd like the last of anything. even if its made of artificial ingredients such as cellulose gum, which is also found in rocket fuel. such is the send-off consumers are giving to the last twinkies made for now in the u.s. and sent off to market. a sugar-rush worthy of black friday fell throughout chicago supermarket chain jewel-osco. the last 20,000 boxes of twinkies distributed by hostess brands were snapped up as if it was the fountain of youth in a sponge cake. "i used to eat them. when i was a kid, i enjoyed them." hostess brands filed for bankruptcy november 16th. since then, a cream-filled wave of nostalga has transformed the junk food into an icon of americana to be preserved - as if it needed help being preserved. "the shelf life of these will be a long time." [laughs "they're just gonna have one, not tons." at this store, 171 boxes went in less than a half-hour - some destined to show up
are threatening to strike during one of the busiest times of the year. union members picketed at the port of oakland yesterday on behalf of nonunion workers who say they have been mistreated for trying to organize. one woman complained she was fired for complaining about working conditions. >> who is going to support me? i have to pay more rent. i have to pay my food. >> union members want airport contractor to address nonunion workers complaints. they also want a new contract and want both by december 17th or they may go on strike. >>> 4:34 right now. bart is giving military veterans a leg up. the board of directors approved a new hiring policy yesterday. it gives veterans a 5% chance over other perspective workers. veterans must have six months of active status and honorable discharge and they must also pass is a new exam. >>> survivors of the attack on pearl harbor will be honored today in alameda. today is the 71st anniversary of the tragedy that helped usher the united states into world war ii. it will include the arrival of veterans in world war ii for. it will shine from dusk until
were meeting tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. to decide what to do. >>> meantime, the union representing workers at the port of oakland says its members are freed to ratify a four yearcontract. the deal comes after more than 500 workers walked off the job last month. it includes a $3,500 signing bonus for each employee. the union says the next step is to provide it to the union of port commissioners for approval. >>> in washington state, at least one business owner wants to take advantage of the marijuana law for recreational use. a bar owner in olympia has a private room upstairs where cigarette smoking is allowed. with not many people showing up, frank is hoping pot smoking will improve his bottom line. >> i have no customers. to bring in another type of a person to come in my establishment it is plus for me. >> local lawmakers are trying to anticipate what federal authorities might do. among the options, the u.s. could sue the state and try to prevent legal marijuana growing or selling. or try to cut funding, similar to states in the 1980s, to raise the minimum drinking age. >>> men low park
and controversy bill that will weaken labor unions now the bill will make it voluntary for workers to join unions. they would not be forced to pay dues even though the union would still bargain on their behalf. >> legislatures will move promptly and efficiently and when it arrives on my desk i plan on signing it. >> the right to work show it is right to work for less. >> democrats oppose the measure and the bill is expected to pass. 23 other states already have right to work laws. >>> time now 6:34, two people are in the hospital after an oakland police started. they tried to pull over a suspected driver and the car took off and crashed into a fence. it happened on bond street and the driver of the vehicle was taken away in handcuffs and the driver of the other car suffered minor injuries. >>> a little girl has no parents. her parents were shot to death outside their apartment around midnight on saturday. the little girl was inside the apartment and was not hurt. now she is in protective custody. police say this is not a murder/suicide. they are hoping somebody who was out saturday night may have
extra early because of the wet roads, although, the traffic has no major problems and through union city traffic looks good. and highway 101, the peninsular that traffic looks good on 280 as well. let's go to steve. >>> a weak front is moving through, light rain, not a lot, just taking some spots for some rain and cold air is working its way in. 38 degrees and a little bit of snow up in the sierra. the better news is the snow is coming down, even though we are fitting slow levels. partly sun nip and breezy, -- sunny and breezy and we will look at scattered showers into marin county and mill valley some say the rain has stopped but it's cold up there. richmond san rafael bridge, right near the golden gate bridge, also san leandro, hayward, san lorenzo back to fremont back over to east pound heading towards that direction, a little into the santa cruz area and temperatures will continue to drop as the cold air works its way in. so some of that cold air will be working its way in am 15s on the temperatures with your view showing this pattern is here. >>> health officials are urging people i
the governor after he pushed through two right to work laws. now union members actually tried to storm the state capital and police in riot gear blocked them. they needed to fast track the measures through a lame duck session. >> i don't see the need to have a public signing ceremony and this is not about us versus them. this is about us being michiganers. >> those who make $4,500 less than state who tonight have a right to work... >> it prevents unions from requiring public sector employees to join unions as part of their employment. >>> last night president barack obama and house speaker john boehner had a phone conversation and following the meeting, the white house offered a new proposal lowering its tax revenue from 1.6 trillion to 1.4 trillion. house speaker john boehner offered an undisclosed counteryesterday. >>> well, we want to take you out there live and there it is. it will leave in just 25 minutes and guess what it even includes whyfie an offers trips to sacramento and reno as well as trips from san jose to oakland to los angeles and the company is briefly operating in 2 -
, then moving south. here's a look at the scene, at san francisco's union square, was the wet weather didn't deter holiday shoppers. it is causing delays of up to 50 minutes at san francisco international airport. >>> in downtown alameda, people bundled up against the rain and chilly temperatures. we saw heavy showers throughout the afternoon. we have live team coverage tonight. we begin with matt keller, live in san jose. >> reporter: well, heather, 250 beds are available here at the james fbi cardo reception center in san jose. when it's cold and wet like today, all of them are taken. dozens more are given mats to sleep on. here's video of the line for the hot meal tonight. firefighters say the homeless population is especially vulnerable during these types of weather conditions. >> we're concerned about hypothermia and again, the cold weather can exacerbate existing health conditions. >> normally i'm downtown. i have a place to camp in a sleeping bag and i -- it's just the rain. the rain pushes us all inside, if you don't want to catch pneumonia. >> reporter: the firefighters say during
to the weekend. but the rain could not keep shoppers from hitting the stores today in union square in san francisco. people in downtown alameda brought out their hats and sweaters too. the east bay received heavy showers this afternoon and the streets were a little slick. in san jose workers in an emergency shelter say the beds have been filled every day this since cold weather began. dozens of homeless people are having to sleep on the floor tonight. firefighters are concerned about those outside suffering from hypothermia. south bay temperatures were 12 degrees below normal. mark tamayo has been tracking the weather system. you join us now with how much rain fell. it was chilly out there today. >> that was the main component of t . temperatures only in the low to mid 40s. rainfall took its time to get going but as you can see here, it did move through cause the entire bay area. rainfall totals were .20 of an inch. san jose, .14. as far as the cold temperatures, these are the highs from this afternoon. only in the 40s. 42 degrees in fairfield for the afternoon high. that would be an over
that could weaken the power of unions. [chanting] >> this is new video of the protesters this morning. the bill would make it voluntary for workers to join unions. they could not be forced to pay dues even though the union would still bargain on their behalf. >> you will have people that will be working right alongside you that will not have to pay union dues if you pay union dues but will still be able to get all of the benefits from being a union member. >> shouldn't people have the opportunity to say if they want to belong or not? and i think this could be good for economic development. >> democrats oppose the measure but republicans have a majority in the state legislature so the bill is expected to pass. this is a live look from the newschopper of some of the crowds that have gathered outside of the state capitol there in lancing, michigan. again, thousands of union members gathering to protest the so-called "right to work" legislation and that includes automakers, machinistens and others. a lot of -- machinists, a lot of support there. 23 states already have this right to work l
union said educators will discuss friday's mass shooting in an age appropriate manner. sandy hook students have not returned to class. they'll be moved to another facility. administrators say they won't return to classes until january. trucks carrying supplies have been leaving the school. on tuesday the white house spoke about the possibility of president obama supporting new legislation on weapons. >> he sports and would sport legislation that addresses the problem of the so-called gun show loophole. >> reporter: a new grass roots it group sent a delegation to washington tuesday to meet with the brady campaign to prevent gun violence and families of victims of the 1999 shooting at columbine high school. >> these people here before you because they refuse to be statistics. they don't want it to happen to the rest of you. >> reporter: more details have emerged. connecticut's medical examiner says nancy lanza was shot in the head four times while she slept. adam lanza is believed to have shot himself in the head. in newtown, connecticut. >> new information now from the nra, the nat
at oakland international airport are preparing to possibly go on strike this weekend. the union unite here local 2850 has been working without a contract since july 1st. the group says the earliest they would go on strike is costs and a proposed wage freeze. the union says there have been promising conversations with airport food and beverage provider hms host but so far no contract. >>> a japanese diplomat pleaded no contest to domestic violence charges. 33-year-old yoshiaki nafaya is a vice council for japan working in san francisco. prosecutors say he allegedly used a screwdriver to stab his wife in the hand, knocked out one of her teeth and kicked her multiple times. nagaya faces a year in jail as part of a plea deal. his sentencing is scheduled for january 1st. >>> craig foosley showed up yesterday at houston elementary school. he said he wanted to protect the children following the school massacre following the massacre at newtown connecticut. he told the modesto bee he was a sergeant and had been deployed to iraq and afghanistan. now the u.s. marine corp. says poosely never charged
this one cell moving in on union city and also hayward still some downpours to report. it is cooler out there, and he you definitely want to step it up outside this morning. we want to give you an idea and we will still have to hold onto the chance of a few showers with temperatures macing out -- maxing out. you can see the cold front and we still have the circulation to our north and to our west. we will keep the showers available for this morning and the forecast models are picking it up from the north and west and still scattered in nature and still a few pop-up showers by new orleans north. here is a look ahead with your five-day -- showers by noon. here is a look at your forecast. sunday at this point should be dry. >>> at least three deaths are being blamed on severe weather. a tornado blew off roofs and knocked out power to thousands of people on christmas day. blizzard warnings were in effect, they had a 21 car pileup in oklahoma. and that storm is now moving towards george and they made a gruesome discovery in the home and the home was hit on fire. >> the proposal is coming to
. they will be at the union square restaurant and you don't even have to get out of your car. cab drivers will also pick up your donation for free. >>> you will see sal castaneda out there and he has done that event in the past. i forgot to ask him. sal castaneda is off today, maybe he is out there, here is tara moriarty. >>> we have a crash near caesar chavez, want you to be aware of that. on the off ramp, a car is in the process of being moved over to the shoulder. let's take a look outside, you can see traffic is moving nicely into san francisco right now and at the golden gate bridge, same story, there is a little bit of condensation making your way into the city and finally 280 at the 880 split, traffic is flowing nicely in all directions, here is more. >>> no rain in store for your monday. that storm that passed through yesterday, they are causing all kinds of trouble and they still have trouble through the area where there is a flood watch in the area. minor flooding is going on there as well as in reyes. you can -- in areas to the south. this is the next system that will come in on christmas day. i
in dublin and union city. parts of the peninsular and right around boulder creek and in the east bay and towards fremont and milpitas and sunny veil as well. we showed you a lot of rain fall scattered around the bay area and we have readings in the upper 40s and 30s out towards santa rosa. we have showers and the possibility of a thunderstorm it will be dry put we can be with them and even in the chance only to mid-50s. yesterday we had a cold front and today we have speckled clouds which is cold unstable air which will hold onto shower chances that are forecast for today. as i mentioned tomorrow will be dry a chance of a shower by friday, especially friday night and into the weekend. >>> the total remortgage could expand according to the wall street journal. it has borrowers who oh more on the homes will also be eligible. they are potentially riskier loans given to the two agencies and that will require congressional approval. >>> homes rose more than expected in october, it shows the average price for a home in the 20 u.s. markets was up 4.3% in the last year and that's 2 / 10s of
traffic. union members picketed yesterday on behalf of nonunion members who they say have been mistreated. this coincides around one of the busiest times of the year at the airport. >> this is a busy time of year, a lot of passengers coming in and out of the airport, people will appreciate the work these concession workers do when they can't buy their candy on their way to grandma's house. >> reporter: union members have given a december 17th deadline to address complaints -- by union members. >>> survivors of the attack in pearl harbor will be honor today at the coast guard island in alameda. this tragedy sent the united states into world war ii. today's ceremony will include the arrival of veterans and world war ii era military members. >>> breaking news in the east bay. a car reportedly on fire up in the oakland hills. there's some video -- this was taken about six minutes ago. we're trying to identify particularly that location. you can see for yourself, the smoke billowing from an area in the 13000 block of campus drive. this is near merit college. no word of any injuries. but you ar
in august but an union representing freelance technical employees picketed at a game in los angeles. they wanted to establish standard wages and benefits for freelancers working live sporting events. they had fewer cameras because of the walkout. the pac 12 network said it is focused on an unclues sieve environment. >>> looking to grab a big win today. it gets tougher with tom brady and the new england patriots on the schedule for next sun apsunday night. they will keep an eye on collin kaepernak and they will take them on at 1:05 and if mario can't place because after bad shoulder. >> following "mornings on 2" this morning, it is fox nfl sunday and then cincinnati against the ben gallons. >>> bring a toy with you. volunteers will be at candlestick park collecting unwrapped toys. it is all part of the operation dream toy drive. they will be donateed to thousands of children who live in san francisco public housing. >>> mysterious light in the sky over texas. now a debate over what caused it. >> if you are looking to hit the slopes. things are looking good. we will tell you about the
, unions want to recall the governor after he pushed through two "right to work" laws. [. >> we are michigan! >> reporter: she is union members tried to storm the skate capitol yesterday. but the state police in riot gear, they blocked them. the republican-dominated house ignored democrats who wanted to delay passing those law us. it was passed through a lame- duck session. >> i don't see a need to have a public signing ceremony to overemphasize it. this is about us being michigan people. >> the state of michigan now becomes the 24th right to work state in america. it prevents unions from requiring private or public sector workers to pay dues. >>> just about 20 minutes ago, house speaker john boehner talked about a private phone conversation he had with president obama last night about that fiscal cliff situation. >> there were some offers that were exchanged back and forth yesterday. you know, the president and i had a pretty frank conversation about just how far apart we are. >> now, coming up for you at 7:45, political analysts jamie dupree will tell us about the two words we
. it also filed an unfair labor practice charge against the player yawne union saying its barginned in bad faith. the lock out is in its 91st day, no new negotiations scheduled. >>> and tomorrow's home final for the raiders will be on television. they were given a one day extense to sell out the game. they were able to do so and avoid the second local tv blackout of the season. after tomorrow their final two games on the road at the carolina panthers and san diego chargers. >> you may have noticed prices continue to fall at the pump and there could be more relief next week. experts say gas prices expected to fall to their lowest level of the year by monday the national average is expected to fall below $3.28 a gallon. a combination of high oil prices and supply shortages kept those prices up this year. here in california can the current average region leaded fuel price is $3.57. >>> several holiday toy give aways are scheduled for today. santa is going to hand out gifts at ten at a toy give away hosted by the haywood police department. at 10:30 harley riders will escort santa to the medic
on. >> the police union says the insert comes at a time when the department is dealing with low moral a high homicide rate, and dwindling force. >>> a bizarre attack reported. a squatter accused of attacking two men. how they escaped and they have proof a squatter tried to harm them. >>> right now we want to check in with tara who is in for sal. a little foggy in the east bay? >> yeah we have patches of dense fog in the danville, dublin area so drive slowly. right now we will start in the south bay 280 near san jose. traffic on the right hand side there northbound toward san francisco at race street a little bit sluggish this morning. at the bay bridge toll plaza we have gridlock. metering lights are on. give yourself a extra 15 minutes. in se know ma county near the raceway we had an earlier accident here. a car going over the embankment. the scene has been cleared but you can see traffic on 37 westbound still feeling the effects. here is an accident we believe was caused by the fog right lane blocked here on 680 southbound at sycamore valley road. give yourself extra time if you liv
of the league and players union will not be there. the hope is that cutting them out will help both sides reach a deal. it comes four days after federal mediation reveals. >>> muni is considering controversial change when it comes to to their fair rates. coming up we'll tell you how muni could be charging passengers based on their income and why other agencies could follow that plan. >>> making good on a world series bet. detroit's mayor is in san francisco today. what he's doing because the giant's sweep of the tigers. >>> they must have had a bright light shining down on them. >> a large tree crushes a car. how firefighters rescued a young couple inside. >>> authorities say the 100 foot tree fell just moments after the couple parked outside of a home yesterday afternoon. firefighters were able to rescue the couple from the crushed car by pulling them outside of a passenger side window. they were shaken up but not seriously injured. >> they must have had a bright light shining down on them. if you look at the passenger compartment there is a space of two loafs of bread in there. >> officials s
been shut down by a strike for days could be closer to re-opening. union workers and ship-owners are meeting with a federal mediator. the walkout by 800 office clerical workers started november 27th against shipping lines and terminal owners. the office workers have been without a contract since june of 2010. they were joined on the picket lines in l.a. and long beach by dockworkers and truckers, bringing business to a standstill at those ports. shipping companies say the employees have been offered job security, along with generous wage and pension increases. workers contend their jobs are being shipped overseas. "we're not asking for money, we are asking for jobs, and most peopls are saying you are being greedy. no, that's not the whole point." the mayor of l.a. says the strike is costing the local economy billions of dollars per week. avoiding the fiscal cliff is coming down to taxes. president obama told bloomberg tv yesterday he is willing to be flexible, but there will be no deal unless republicans agree to raise income tax rates on the top 2% of wage earners in ame
, anywhere. . >>> union workers at the port of oakland this weekend voted to ratify a four-year contract, ending a nasty labor dispute. the deal comes after more than 500 workers walked off the job in november. deal includes a 2.5% cost of increase for 20 13-2014 and a l3500 signing bonus for each employee. the union says the next step is to present the tentative agreement to the board of port commissioners for approval. >> a preliminary hear willing continue on monday for a san francisco man accused of being a medical impersonator. 49-year-old carlos guzman-garza faces charges including theft of a physician assistant identity and practicing medicine without a license. prosecutors say nine victims have stepped forward with stories about botched procedures allegedly by guzman- garza at his derma clinic. is he accused of illegal performing facelifts as well as lip and buttock augmentations. >>> british police are pushing australian authorities for an investigation into the radio station at heart of that royal prank that apparently led a nurse to committee sued. the death has prompted an a
vote on the right to work law. they are asking them to opt out of paying dues even though the union works on their behalf. >> we give freedom of choice to our workplace and legislature move promptly moving us through the legislature and when it arrives on my desk i plan on signing it. >> the says the show -- states show it is a right to work for less. >> the bill is expected to pass and 23 other states already have right to work laws. >>> they are giving 3.5 to buy additional cars. the that will allow it to run passenger trains at half hour intervals. the money had been earmarked for pedestrian and cyclist safety. >>> let's go to traffic with sal. hey, sal. >>> once again we are looking at the golden gate bridge and check it out it looks like they have reopened most of the lanes south and north and you might see some lane workers in the lanes so just be careful if you come up on that and also with the bay bridge, that looks good coming into san francisco. it is always surprising and there are no problems getting into san francisco right now. if you are driving that traffic is off it
pictures from union square in san francisco, chilly and damp all day. coming up our chief meteorologist bill martin will tell us how long the conditions will last and the changes in store in his bay area forecast. >>> one month since the election but now it is official, they cast their votes today to reelect president obama. ktvu's ken pritchett is live where we learned one of the members is a young woman from the east bay. right? >> reporter: right. on the first monday according to federal law, today, first monday after the second wednesday in december they will meet in each state and cast the votes for president and vice president. it is not a secret process but one that goes unnoticed. >> reporter: she was helping to finish what we started on election night, the reelection of a president. she is one of 55 members of the electoral college. on the floor the delegates gathard, each chosen by a- gathered, each chosen by a california member of congress. >> that means everything. >> this is an amazing part of the presidential election process. >> reporter: they are pledged to a certain can
at school. >> it is sad. we got to keep going with our lives as well. >> reporter: the teacher's union says educators will discuss friday's mass shooting in an age appropriate manner. sandy hook elementary students have not yet returned to class. they will be moved to another facility in a neighboring county. administrators say they won't return to classes until january. >> trucks carrying supplies have been leaving the school, which is still a crime scene. the tragedy even has lawmakers normally am support of gun rights, discussing gun control. like senator joe mansion of west virginia. >> we had 20 beautiful babies that were slaughtered. that cannot be tolerated in america. >> reporter: a new grass roots group, newtown united, sent a delegation to washington tuesday to meet with the brady campaign to prevent gun violence and families of victims of the 1999 shooting at columbine high school. >> these people here before you, because they refuse to be statistics. they've been through hell and back. and they don't want it to happen to the rest of you. >> reporter: funerals began monday for th
. the labor union worked on making picket signs in the event that they are needed. union members have been without a contract since june. >> they take away health insurance and they freeze my wage, well you know i'll just be working to pay my hell insurance and i won't have nothing to support my family with. >> reporter: united has given hms host until midnight thursday to agree to a new contract, other wise they say they will walk off their jobs. >>> two men had been charged in connection with the shooting death of two teenage girls in oakland last month. investigators say 18-year-old yante powell of oakland faces two counts of murder with special circumstances. a 19-year-old antonio edwards also of oakland is charged with being an accessory. police say 15-year-old raquel gristol and bobby fontane were sitting with powell and edwards when they were gunned down. more than 30 rounds were fired. >>> the piedmont police department announced the new chief while san jose loses yet another high ranking officer. the department appointed rikki goede as chief. before moveing to the bay area she wor
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